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Dump Starbucks: Maine Edition

 

The Christian Civic League of Maine is encouraging its members to Drop Starbucks:

"...By going to www.dumpstarbucks.com, you can sign our petition, and take action to contact Starbucks directly. You can also see places near you [in Maine] where you can buy coffee rather than patronize Starbucks.

Let your Maine local Starbucks manager and the corporate leadership know that you’ve joined the Dump Starbucks campaign, and tell them where you’ll be going instead to buy coffee. Telephone numbers for local Maine Starbucks are available at the www.dumpstarbucks.com web site..."

We invite other state family policy councils and pro-family groups to join our (inter)national cause

34 Comments

  1. M. Jones
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 11:17 am | Permalink

    I keep watching their stock price, keeping fingers crossed.

  2. ResistSSA
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    I wouldn't get too wrapped up in stock price; too manipulable.

  3. Adam D
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    I bet anyone who supports this also believes slavery should still be allowed. If gays want to be miserable like the rest of married people then they should have the right. Stop projecting your religious agenda on the rest of the world.

  4. Dave
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    Every person has the right to live their lifes. Because of your stupid ideas of trying to hurt others I am going to start going to Starbucks to buy my coffee every day. Get a life National Organization for Marriage

  5. Gary
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    Why do you even care?
    Seriously.
    Care about yourselves and let others live their own lives.

    "Manipulate"...........whatever.........

  6. Herb
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    Most of the people I know who go to Starbucks arn't fans of NOM anyway.

  7. GZeus
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    Instead you should be watching the Thank You Starbucks website. Now at almost 250,000 vs. NOM's puny 19,000 boycott.

  8. Posted March 26, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    Love that Starbucks prevails!!

  9. Mr. Incredible
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    But that's 19 thousand fewer than they would be getting. In this economy, that can't be good.

  10. JR
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

    Well the 250,000 will spend extra money to outweigh the loss of the 19,000. Incredible

  11. Mr. Incredible
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    And, still, they will be short 19 thousand.

  12. Mr. Incredible
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    ==Well the 250,000 will spend extra money to outweigh the loss of the 19,000.==

    In THIS economy? Heh.

  13. TedForAll
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    Mr. Incredible - um, no they won't. Re-read the comments above very carefully... NOM has awakened the fair minded equality supporters in this country in a big way. This will be about as successful as the "few thousand bigoted moms" protest of JC Penny. #epicNOMfail

  14. Mr Brain Cell
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    So basically, Starbucks now has a slightly lower chance of encountering a mouth breathing right wing bigot than other coffee shops?

  15. Albert
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

    I love how helpless NOM is to stop equal legal rights for gay and lesbian Americans.

  16. cggage
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 7:53 pm | Permalink

    Mr. Incredible - somehow I think the demographic for Starbucks customers rarely includes those sympathetic to NOM's views. That's 19,000 that wouldn't be going to Starbucks in the first place.

  17. brian
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

    250,000 vs 19,000

    Who's in the wrong side of history?

  18. GZeus
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    Mr. Incredible. Yes, why not? I don't drink coffee but most people I know do. They will now be getting Starbucks Gift Cards for birthdays and Christmas.

  19. JR
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 9:10 pm | Permalink

    Incredible - Marriage equality supporters are better educated and more affluent as a group than those opposed to rights for those born gay. The economy id chugging along. Have you checked the NASDAQ lately - it is unstoppable. Love to look at my retirement savings statements.

  20. Mr. Incredible
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    There is already marriage equality: You may marry thesame way I may marry. ALL men are treated alike. ALL women are treated alike. So, nobody is against somebody who claims to be homo getting married the way everybody else marries.

    Nobody is born homo, except that he is born homo through his choice to go homo.

    So, it's about money, huh. You can opposite-sex marry for convenience of the benefits.

  21. GZeus
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 9:29 pm | Permalink

    Mr. I: Please keep posting. Your ignorance only helps us.

  22. Mr. Incredible
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

    Reverse psychology.

    You're just whistlin' past the graveyard.

  23. Mr. Incredible
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

    ==Your ignorance only helps us.==

    Translation: "I don't agree with you, and, so, you're ignorant."

  24. AD
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

    @9 Obviously the word "Equality" does not mean what you think it means.

  25. Mr. Incredible
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

    Oh, do please tell us what "equality" means.

  26. Posted March 26, 2012 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

    @Mr. Incredible
    EQUALITY: does not cover homosexuality because equality does not recognize homosexuality, just like the Heavy is Russian, the Soldier is American, the Medic is German, the Demoman is Scottish, and the Engineer is Canadian. So THERE.

    --Victor Golf Charles, the video-gamer who knows marriage means one man and one woman emotionally and legally joined in holy matrimony

  27. Mr. Incredible
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 10:50 pm | Permalink

    Yes, Vic, I agree.

    According to Black's Law Dictionary, there must be a difference in classes; and a "class" involves common characteristics.

    Those who claim to be homo are no different from the rest of us, except in the choice they made to go homo. Choice is protected, but the kinda choice is not.

  28. Posted March 26, 2012 at 10:57 pm | Permalink

    @Mr. Incredible
    And I just misled you with the Engineer class: he's not Canadian -- he's American. (But the Soldier doesn't agree. :P)

    As to the Marriage Protection Amendment, what Starbucks knows about that could be placed in a thimble with room left over for Mario Armando "Perez Hilton" Lavendeira, Jr.'s ego.

    --Victor Golf Charles

  29. Zack
    Posted March 27, 2012 at 12:46 am | Permalink

    I predict that when enough people boycott Starbucks and they notice a loss in their profits they will drop their support or atleast stop publically announcing it.

    And before anyone decides to bash me, I am a college educated student(Computer Information Systems major), and I serve in the military.

  30. Leo
    Posted March 27, 2012 at 2:42 am | Permalink

    Zach, I predict that Starbucks could be out of business by November 2012...At least having to close some of its retail stores.

    By June of this year, THIS BOYCOTT WILL BE THE BIGGEST BOYCOTT in HISTORY...

  31. Leo
    Posted March 27, 2012 at 2:45 am | Permalink

    NOM I''LL sign up, do you have any fliers? I got people asking me for "Dump Starbucks" fliers.

  32. Thom
    Posted March 27, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

    I sincerely doubt that those who are boycotting Starbucks actually frequent their establishment in the first place, so it is unlikely that they will be effective.

  33. Mr. Incredible
    Posted March 27, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    @22

    Lost business is lost business. Alienating customers means losing business that you could've had.

  34. Leo
    Posted March 27, 2012 at 5:11 pm | Permalink

    Thorn, why would you say, do you think Starbucks coffee it that good? I'm a coffee connoisseur and I say their coffee sucks!

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